Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Rendition,? I remember Jack Straw denying all knowledge!

Yes I remember it well,  the day when Jack Straw - (erstwhile head of the Orwellian sounding Ministry of Justice) shook his head slowly and denied  all knowledge of  the horrible practice of rendition and  torture.  Lord Goldsmith denied all knowledge, and   David Milliband  actually stood up in the house and said he knew nothing.  Today we hear that the British government are to give millions of £s  to the 14 British residents/citizens as compensation  (I presume)  for a case the accused men would almost certainly win. If the case were to proceed M15 and M16 would be obliged to submit embarrassing documents,  they wouldn't want to do that - 'for security reasons.'  Now there is talk of an inquiry.  Don't hold your breath,  inquiries are good for pretending that the  truth will out, they're used as   a way of  keeping the general public at bay, and they generally end up  as an expensive whitewash.  Another costly British  fiasco. Britain is not a whited sepulcher, although she  likes to think she is.


  1. down and out in London16 November 2010 at 17:25

    It's amazing what money can buy.

  2. down and out in London17 November 2010 at 18:06

    It's amazing what taxpayer money can buy.